Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Race to Space) for Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 119):
In the 1960s this Mideast country had a space program & one of its rocket launches, the Cedar IV, is commemorated on a stamp
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Amal Karim, an impact officer from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Judy Mader, a project manager from Maitland, Florida
|MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (3-day total: $85,601)
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Correct response: What is Lebanon?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Lebanon had a space program! It actually originated out of the Rocket Society at Beirut’s Haigazian College in that country; after early successes, the Lebanese government began funding the group and it became the Lebanese Rocket Society. Its Cedar IV rocket, launched in 1963, reached 90 miles into space and was named after the country’s national symbol; the commemorative stamp was released in 1964. Unfortunately, most of the group’s archives were lost in the country’s civil war.
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Scores going into Final:
Judy $5,400 – $4,600 = $800 (What is Jordan?)
Amal $12,800 + $9,601 = $22,401
MacKenzie $16,000 + $9,601 = $25,601 (4-day total: $111,202)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LESSER-KNOWN NAMES $600 (14th pick)
Amal 2800 +2800 (MacKenzie 2000 Judy 800)
2) KNICKKNACK $2000 (12th pick)
Judy 8400 -3000 (Amal 11400 MacKenzie 8000)
3) ESTABLISHING SOME BORDERS $1200 (19th pick)
Amal 12200 +3000 (MacKenzie 9600 Judy 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 89
J! round: THE BIBLE BOOK TELLS ME SO $1000
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 246 (2.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
MacKenzie $16,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Amal $8,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Judy $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
84 correct, 12 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
36.99% in first on buzzer (81/219)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800
MacKenzie Jones, to win:
5 games: 74.417%
Avg. streak: 6.909 games.
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